Friday, December 29, 2023
Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Especially today with two centuries of people being brainwashed that all good things come from the State, it is difficult to persuade them that they should have control over their own lives. This in many cases boils down to access to money and credit . . . not for consumption (there’s never been any problem with that, as the rich and powerful want people to buy what they are selling, unless it would take power away from them), but the means to acquire and possess private property in capital, that is, to be a productive member of society.
Monday, December 25, 2023
Friday, December 22, 2023
This week we bring you the first part of our annual news roundup of the past year. Don’t be too surprised at the depressing sameness of the news items, as the same things are bound to keep happening until and unless we adopt the Economic Democracy Act, and that is not yet in the cards:
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
In the previous posting on this subject, we looked at the necessity of reconnecting people to society and concluded that “persons without power must have the means of obtaining power, and those with power must have the means of securing it.”
Monday, December 18, 2023
Yea, verily, we’re back to the subject matter of the Great Conversation, a story from Herodotus, “The Wisdom of a Fallen King,” Croesus goes down before Cyrus. Evidently, as a rule, kings still in power either don’t have wisdom or don’t need it. . . .
Friday, December 15, 2023
One thing becomes increasingly clear as time goes on without the powers-that-be considering the Economic Democracy Act, and that is that without a clear vision of where you are going, any road will take you there . . . and you have a high likelihood of selecting the wrong road:
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Combining Louis Kelso’s innovation in economics and finance, and with Mortimer Adler the clearly defined principles of economic justice, along with Pius XI’s revolution in social philosophy lays the groundwork for economic personalism. In this way, economic institutions — including the policies and laws governing those institutions — can be structured in a way the respects the dignity of every person. The result is a Just Third Way that transcends the flaws inherent in collectivism that manifests as socialism, and individualism that finds expression in capitalism.
Monday, December 11, 2023
This week’s podcast is about how men and women think different(ly). It’s not directly related to the Just Third Way, but it’s moderately interesting and relates to what the Just Third Way is for, rather than the specifics of the Just Third Way:
Friday, December 8, 2023
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Today’s posting requires a little explanation. In general, social justice is the virtue that acts directly on the common good and indirectly on individual good. The idea that social justice is simply a replacement for individual charity and justice when those two virtues fail to operate or operate effectively is a complete misunderstanding of social justice.
Monday, December 4, 2023
Friday, December 1, 2023
One thing evident from this week’s news items, is that most if not all the experts have no idea what they are talking about. As usual, however, most of the problems could be ameliorated or eliminated entirely by adopting the Economic Democracy Act: